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Rear Shocks for +2" Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Drewcus, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Jul 6, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    Drewcus

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    Pro Comp 3" STAGE 1 Lift Kit K5075B 17" Pro Comp Series 31 Flat Black LT285/70R17 Cooper Discoverer STT
    So, I've read a lot about rear shocks but I'm still a little stumped.

    I currently run Pro Comp ES9000's that came with their 3" lift kit. These things are stiff!!!

    For ~$250/pair (or less), what are the best well balanced on and off-road shocks for +2" lifts?

    DSM has stated that Bilstein 5100's for Tacomas aren't recommended for lifts over 1.5" if you're planning to do off-roading. I've also seen that some people have blown these out when the suspension is extended. 5125's require a modified bumpstops and an adapter that takes 1.5" out of the travel.

    In no particular order, some options I'm considering are:
    1. Bilstein 5100's for Tundra (require modified bumpstops)
    2. OME Nitrocharger Sport 60091
    3. Fox 2.0 Performance Series (P/N 985-24-117)
    Thoughts? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    T4RFTMFW

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    5100 rears for 0-2" are fine without off-roading. Then there is 5125 for off-roading which I've not heard of the losing 1.5" of travel before.
     
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    PVT Pablo

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    I had the exact same lift and shocks before I switched to all ICON. Now I'm running ICON rear shocks. They are day and night better than the Procomps (which were toast after 50,000 miles). A few vendors here offer the shocks and are good for 0"-2.5" of lift and can be had for right around $300.
     
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    Bilstein 5100's carry lifetime warranty.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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    OME N182's

    They are the LONGEST travel shock you can by the will fit in the stock location with a close to stock thickness leaf pack (IE a 3+1 lef pack and a progressive or single aal) and not have to extend bumpstops. Total travel is 10.2in

    Any bolt in ICON / FOX / King shock has specs that are right at the same amount as a 5100, which is the right abotu the same travel / compressed / extended lengths as a TRD sport / Off road rear shock. ~ 14.5in collapsed and a hair over 23in extended with ~ 8.75-9in of travel.

    The best thing you can do OP is to measure your collapsed length (flex the truck) and go from there as that is going to be your limiting factor in deciding your shock.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2015 at 7:59 PM
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    12TRDTacoma

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    Fox 2.0's. All the way.

    If you are looking for the remote reservoir version, which actually are not much more than their non remote reservoir monotube version, their part number is: 980-24-636 (10" stroke. Can handle 2-3" of lift just fine)
     

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